Sustainable Development Goals report and role of education (International Council for Science)

Tags: education | research | report | sustainable | goals | science



An international report has been released by the International Council for Science which provides an expert commentary on the proposed 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Stephen Sterling, Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University was asked to write the section on Goal 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all and its associated targets. His main point was that the proposed Goal and targets are strong on access to education but weak in terms of viewing education and learning as a key part of engaging and helping address the 16 other SDGs. (In the full report see p27 for Education.)

The report will be used as part of the UN backed process of refining the SDGs before they are agreed and launched later in 2015.